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K. & M. Effervescent Bromo Caffeine

K. & M. Effervescent Bromo Caffeine

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
For brain workers. This delightful effervescent salt is an almost certain remedy for the relief of the nervous headache resulting from overtaxed mental energy or excitement, acute attacks of indigestion, the depression following alcoholic excesses, the supra-sensitiveness of chloral, morphia, and opium habitues, and with ladies the headache and backache of neurasthenia, hysteria, dysmenorrhoea and kindred disorders. A great boon and prompt source of relief in almost all cases of headache and distress attending mental fatigue and physical exhaustion, it commends itself especially to physicians, teachers, clergyman, lawyers, merchants and others following professions or pursuits requiring nerve energy subjecting to mental strain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
1920-1940
maker
Keasbey and Mattison Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Ambler
Physical Description
guarana (drug active ingredients)
hydrobromic acid (drug active ingredients)
caffeine (drug active ingredients)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.010
catalog number
1979.0798.010
accession number
1979.0798
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Women's Health Products
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I found a Bromo Caffeine bottle, medium cobalt blue, which I believe is hand blown. 31/8 inches high and with the letters O and L stamped irregularly on the bottom. Any thoughts?

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